Monthly Archives: March 2018

Hamstring Exercises

Last week we looked at the most common injury in the AFL, the hamstring strain! This week it’s all about prevention and maintenance. Here are 4 exercises to try at home to help strengthen and condition your hamstrings, and endure the rigours of your chosen sport! All of these exercises are bodyweight only – no [...]

Hamstring injuries

With footy season starting this week, I thought it would be perfect timing to discuss footy’s most commonly injured body part... the hammy! In the AFL, each club will average six hamstring injuries per season. That’s the most games missed of any injury! And unfortunately, of these, 30% are likely to recur throughout the year. [...]

Choosing the right mattress

Some of the most common questions our patients ask us in the clinic are in relation to pillows and mattresses. For most people, a good night’s sleep is as easy as turning the bedroom light off, laying down, pulling up the doona and resting your head on your pillow… sweet dreams. However, for others, a good [...]

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: What you ‘knee’d to know

Often called movie-goers knee, pain behind your patella (kneecap) is one of a few tell-tale signs you might be suffering from this common knee issue. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is characterised by pain felt behind your kneecap, in the joint that articulates your patella and your femur (thigh bone). It is just as commonly found [...]

Osteoporosis and Prevention: No Bones About It!

Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. Osteoporosis literally means bones with holes and it occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, faster than the body can replace them. This leads to bones becoming less dense, losing strength and breaking more easily. Osteoporosis particularly affects women in their middle and later [...]